Skip to main content

About your Search

( more )
KGO (ABC) 30
WRC (NBC) 25
WJZ (CBS) 19
( more )
Search Results 0 to 49 of about 679 (some duplicates have been removed)
Al Jazeera America
Oct 2, 2013 1:30pm EDT
science a step further, asking the food and drug administration to approve their farmed salmon for sale in the u.s. and from the looks of things it might happen. the fda has said it is safe to environment. it was first engineered in 1989. it's an atlantic salmon modified by a combination of chnookcal monday and an ocean pout that reaches full market size in half the time. under the application before the fda aqua bounty would spend their eggs to panama where they would grow the salmon from tank farms to avoid any chance they would get out and mix with the salmon population. then they would be sent back to the states for sale. here at seattle's famed pike place fish market the idea of gm salmon is not tossed around lightly. >> for kara. [ cheering ] >> what would you say to me if i said the words genetically modified salmon. >> no! >> why no? >> welding worried that a genetically modified fish would escape. >> this guy is really big. he's about 28.3 grams. >> reporter: dr. bob devlin is a scientist wit , he's involved with the science and the impact it might have on the environment. >> r
Al Jazeera America
Sep 29, 2013 7:30pm EDT
neuroscientist. she shows us california's hi tech grapes - how science can achieve perfection in a glass. i'm phil torres. i'm an entermologist and i'll show you the spiders i found in peru. and how scent affects jaguars. that's the team, let's do some science. hey, guys, welcome to a fun week of science in the field. kyle, what is happening to the bee, how can we save them? >> bee populations are diminishing around the country. i wanted to find out why. i travelled to the heartland of america to find innovative ways to find technology to save the bees. late summer in barrett minnesota it is usually buzzing with activity. i think we are ready to walk down to the beehives. >> the midwest is known for the commercial bee industry. we have empty boxes not filled with honey. >> a big stack of empties with nothing. >> bee kooepers are witnessing an alarming problem. how many bees are we losing? >> the losses are avt ron omic am. i lost 65% of my operation last winter. we look in the ground to see if there's dead bees on the ground. most people in the u.s. would be happy staying away from the h
Sep 29, 2013 2:45pm EDT
learned that when science came along. before that we knew that the rabies-like viruses were carried by vampire bats in south america, for example, and we knew there'd been some cases elsewhere of very closely-related viruses being contracted as a result of bat bite. but before 2002 that's all we knew. and then suddenly science comes along. it gives us an enormous shock because here's a respiratory pathogen, we think it's influenza, it's not. it was the world health influenza network that actually worked it out. it turned out in the end what it was was a virus that came out of bats, it went into himalayan civic cats which were a little animal that was in southern china who was being used for food. it comes out of the forest areas. and it infected humans in those live animal markets, and then it was chinese new year, and it spread very quickly. it spread to hong kong, it spread to singapore, and it spread to toronto. and they were the main areas infected. in east asia, the only area infected out of asia was, actually, toronto. and still -- and it killed about 800 people. now, normally
Sep 29, 2013 9:00am PDT
high school students. this is valdez, she participated in the program in the science and health care partnership. each student on this program was paired with a mentor and committed scientific reach are research for eight weeks for the summer. it's a program by sfusd and i also want to recognize our director of science technology engineering and math mr. jim ryan who is here this evening to support jasmine. this program is active in 90 percent of our school district's k-12 schools and provides benefits to our teachers in more than 250 scientist role models to our student each year. a little bit about our student. she just joined the high school. in high school she developed a strong interest in science especially in biology and chose to challenge herself and chose to take ap biology as a junior. she's also been involved in numerous school activities and science club for girls. at ucsf she joins tiffany quan in the department of biochemistry at ucsf. she'll tell you much more but in a nutshell she tells us how embryonic stem cell's work. when i got to see her in action she did he
Sep 28, 2013 8:30pm EDT
actually fruit bats are maintaining a whole spectrum of viruses. we learned that when science came along. before that we knew the rabies viruses were carried by vampire bats in south america for example and we knew in some places elsewhere that closely related virus contracted as the result of a bat bite. then suddenly stars comes along and gives us an enormous shock because it's a respiratory pathogen. it's not influenza. they worked it out in three months what it actually was and it was a world health influenza. it turns out if and when it was was a virus that came out of bats and it went into civic cats a little animal in southern china in being used for food that comes out of the forest areas and it infected humans in the life animal markets. it spread very quickly and spread to hong kong and spread to singapore and spread to toronto. they were the main areas infected. the only area infected out of asia was actually toronto and still it killed it 800 people. normally in the united states 25 to 40,000 people die every year of influenza. this killed 800 people in total. this was a new
Oct 5, 2013 9:00am EDT
kristina tells us, maybe you should be thinking about science. >> the second-place winner... >> you can almost feel the tension as the contestants wait to hear the winning names announced. >> from ambler, pennsylvania, and germantown academy, jonah kallenbach. [ applause ] >> this might seem like the oscars, but these winners are scientists. the intel science awards recognizes high-school seniors who solve real-world problems. for example, jonah took second place for taking on the challenge of a dangerous kind of protein. >> i basically built a computer-science tool, which solves this problem by predicting exactly when a disordered protein is going to bind to an older protein, and what that interaction looks like. >> let me translate -- jonah is on track to finding a better way to treat cancer. as for the first-place winner... >> sara volz. [ applause ] >> ...her project focused on using algae for fuel. >> i feel like there were so many deserving people, and, like, all of the people who i got to meet this week are so smart, and their projects are so amazing that... i'm really stunned an
Comedy Central
Sep 30, 2013 7:30pm PDT
want to go to paradise. the question you ask the answer is both that science provides in the form of technology, weapons which have only been available to reasonably responsibility governments -- responsible governments will likely become available to nutcases who believe that their god requires them to wreak havoc and destruction. >> jon: doesn't it though let scientists off the shook to some extent to suggest that their work could only be misused by those whose minds are boggled by religious fanaticism. don't you think it's possibly more likely that we will create something that the unintended consequence of it is worldwide can catastrophe? >> it's possible. it's something we have to worry about. the precautionary principle, i think is very important. science is the most powerful way you want to do. if you want to do good it's the most powerful way of doing good and if you want to do evil it's the most powerful way. >> jon: i guess it's the third love for every equal action there's an opposite reaction. you split an add yom. you go -- atom and you can light the world going this way
Oct 5, 2013 5:30pm PDT
on science not politics. >>> and from the congo to your cell phone. next on pbs news hour weekend. >>> additional support is provided by -- >>> from the tisch wnet studios in new york, ari sreenivasan. >> the house of representatives voted 407 to nothing to grarnt back pay to 800,000 federal employees now furloughed. the senate also is expected to approve the legislation. in a separate development, chuck hagel said the pentagon is ordering most of its furloughed civilian employees back to work, he did not say exactly how many. meanwhile, there are new signs the government shutdown is damaging the economy, thousands of home buyers may not be able to qualify for mortgages because of the furloughing of irs workers. the irs often verifies the income of home buyers trying to get a lone. for weeks now, washington watchers have been saying resolution of the conflict will hinge on the actions of two men, president obama and house speaker john boehner. we'll have two conversations with the reporters who cover each of them. for more, we're joined by janet hook of the wall street journal, i
FOX News
Oct 6, 2013 12:00pm PDT
essential thing. you know, in other sciences, uncertainty is part of the discourse of all of the sciences. they acknowledge they don't know. we're making fundamental discoveries about mars right now thanks to the rover up there, the voyagers are making new discoveries, but yet with climate science, there's this quality of saying global warming is unequivocal and we must take drastic steps to reshape the world's economy or we're going to face catastrophe. they speak differently than other sciences. >> that lesson to me, the big one, is on uncertainty. we have to wait and see now, in particular, with the last 15 years, whether or not the climate models themselves are going to end up -- the temperatures are going to match what the climate models are predicting. so let's not jump to precipitous conclusions. what do you think are the implications for this for policy in washington where the president has made climate change a big part of his second-term agenda? >> this is exactly why they felt the need to bury the lead. because you now have a president who said he's going to enforce a climate p
Oct 1, 2013 7:00am PDT
science. when you have a system that allows politicians to make those decisions, you just end up relitigating these things over and over. that's what's happening in texas this year. we're starting our once a decade adoption of new science textbooks that will be in classes in texas and around the country for the next generation of students. so it's a high-stakes decision here. there's a number of members on that board who have for a long time made it their number one goal to get information in those textbooks that question the validity and the science of global warming and evolution. that's why the big fuss in texas this year. >> and i think people are watching it this year because you're not alone. there are 14 different states fighting similar battles, so this isn't just in a vacuum. one of the arguments that folks on the other side are making is that this isn't about religion, it's about academic freedom. let me play for you a clip from the president of texas values. >> science is a field where there's a lot of exploration. people like to ask a lot of questions. and i think tha
Oct 6, 2013 6:00am EDT
reasons most of those schools failed to meet the minimum standards was science test scores. i had a local legislator say to me he was concerned because there's an old planetarium at one of the schools that is currently being used as a storage closet. if they were to invest -- if the fairfax county school system were to invest some money into this planetarium, you might see the science standards rising. >> that might be the case around the state. >> this is a typical story. whenever they do these test scores, they always find a population. for instance, like route 1, latino, african-american, poor people that cannot pass these scores and then they make this as an example. you hear little about thomas jefferson high school. their science program, they spend millions of dollars in their science program. >> they had a 100% pass rate for their science. >> of course. >> they had all the money, all the funding. this is exactly what the problem is. so you punish those schools that don't meet the test score by withdrawing funds and those that do, you give them more funds. you would think it
Sep 28, 2013 9:00am EDT
black eye for american science and embarrassment for the american people and humiliation for the government. in the middle of all that, the soviet union was close to making its first orbital attempt. the sad irony to all this was america had at its disposal the very finest rocket scientists in the world. dr. verner von braun and 100 german engineers who were expatriate of the united states under secret postwar program called project paper clip. the vanguard rocket program used none of these. the federal government how did away in texas called for bliss. the government was naturally concerned about the embarrassment of having former chairman war machine scientists working too closely on american projects but at the end of 1957, two events occurred that changed everything. the soviets successfully launched sputnik and another vanguard rocket blew up on the launch pad. under intense public pressure the government approached turner von braun and practically vacant for help. but juan peron had a problem of his own. he had a rocket, the redstone that could theoretically reach orbit but
Oct 6, 2013 5:30pm EDT
science is crap. to the possibility of running on water on the moon. the ceremony sometimes features peoplpl demonstrating new inventions like this bra created after a nuclear reactior accident. >> yes -- please. >> but more than anything else the sceremony provides a venue o show that even the minds in science still like to have a good laugh. >> on the news hour tomorrow. on air and online the latest on the shut down and the supreme court kicks off it's turn. plus more analysis of the raids in somali and libya. that is it for this weekend. thank you for watching. >>> pbs news hour weekend is made possible by: additional support is provided by: and by the corporation for public broadcasting and by contributions to your pbs station by viewers like you. thank you.
Oct 1, 2013 5:30pm EDT
hospital alive tripled and more were alive ament later. >>> bill nye the science guy. but who's next. we have a look at where the celebs stand on the liter board. >> we all had that favorite sugary cereal as a child. you can grab a boll of lucky charms again. >>> forget about the fiber one or bran cereal. trix aren't just for kids anymore. >> reporter: growing up, i was bombarded with cereal ads. they were the mini cartoons. marshmallows and chocolates, colorful characters trying to steal lucky charms or cocoa krispies. come to think of it, there as a lot of stealing. one of the most team must one was reminded. >> sellly rabbit. trix are for kids. >> reporter: these days they're being marketed toward adults. take a look at this lucky charms commercial. >> lucky charms? >> always after my lucky charles. >> oh, i for got how good they taste. >> i forgot you were such a pill from accounting. those did not have your name on it. you used my spoon. i heat you. anyway general mills estimates about 40% of its lucky charm eaters are adults. they have released their cereal count chock cow a, frank
Oct 4, 2013 5:00am EDT
and you just, you smell them." science shows there's something more to that "newborn smell" than just breathing in a sign of youth. next, how it could be addicting to moms. and helping teachers get the basics in their classrooms, without them spending their hard-earned money. the new website that's allowing strangers to chip in. ((break 2)) any mom will tell you how much they love the smell of their newborn baby... but, could they really be addicted to it? science says "yes." melody mendez tells us how that "newborn smell" can be like a drug to new moms. pordy says: " they absolutely have a sweet, soft little scent that just makes you light up." while the adjectives may vary... any mom will tell you all about the smell of her newborn. terra pordy has a 3-year-old son, and another on the way... she still vividly remembers the smell. pordy says: "i lost sleep cause i would just hold this precious baby and you just, you smell them." now, a study published in the journal "frontiers in psychology" finds newborns do have a smell, that activates certain pathways in a mom's brain, making
Al Jazeera America
Sep 28, 2013 10:00am EDT
the way the science says. >>> the u.n.'s intragovernmental panel on climate change predicts worldwide temperatures could rise between 2.8 to 8.5° by the end of the century. this despite data from the last 15 years that shows a slow down in global warning. warming. the panel stress that the global warming is indisputable. do not always reflect global trends. they are now as certain that global warming is man made as they are that smoking kills. >> the report should be awake-up call. >> multiple lines of evidence confirm trapped by greenhouse gases is indeed warmings the warming the earth's atmospheres, melting ice caps, glaciers. >> reducing global pollution. u.s. secretary of state john kerry stressed that world leaders must ban together on the issue. >> climate change is one issue that absolutely impacts billions of people around the world. >> u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon announced that he will try to push a treaty forward with world leaders. >> we must build resilience and seize the opportunities of a low carbon future. >> report will be released in full monday. cou
Sep 30, 2013 4:30pm PDT
are lies, what for? >>> it is tech time for the really science minded and the people looking for help and convenience. >> i'm one of those people but not the science one. >> the first video is for people that are really into science, because it includes neo dims magnet in spiro fluid to explain what we are looking at here. really, what it looks like is gelatin ous wad. >> hey, zach. what in the heck are we looking at? it looks like a big glob of goo. >> the small magnet is the most powerful permanent magnet you can make and the kind of oily substance is there afluid, a liquid that reacts to a magnetic field. it is usually made up of oil and small iron particles. >> so it is like oily iron. >> it will react to the magnetic field around this magnet. it has spikes around it. >> it looks like a sea creature. >> the fluid is trying to go around the magnetic field as much as possible while it is balanced out by gravity and surface tension. >> it looks alive. i said this was about people that are looking for convenience and help. bedside toilet. >> this is a bedside flushable toilet you
Comedy Central
Oct 1, 2013 9:30am PDT
to the "new york times" science writer ashley merryman for an op-ed she wrote last week entitled "losing is good for you." well, if you really feel that way, ms. merryman, great news, i think you're a loser. (laughter) merryman here claims america has gone trophy crazy, especially when it comes to our kids and that after years of researching the effects of praise on kids "the science is clear: awards can be powerful motivators but non-step recognition does not inspire children to succeed, instead it can cause them to underachieve." wrong! (laughter) wrong! this country was built on awards. what do you think gave washington the confidence to defeat the british? it was his fourth grade most improved karate participation profy! (laughter) listen up! listen up, the "new york times." i know what's going on here. you published some liberal j.d. about awards being terrible and losing the s the best right after i win these. (cheers and applause) skrao *ed. (cheers and applause) clearly, clearly, clearly somebody is jealous. because while i've been showered in gold, the only golden shower
Oct 6, 2013 6:30am EDT
. >> science, technology, engineer and math can be cool. >> i think technology are fun in general. the people that are the richest in this country get it from science and technology more times than not, not from necessarily playing sports or the other things. those are also high profile and good. i will tell you it's a lot of fun to sit in my chair and be able to help design bowling balls that 60% of the world uses knowing you're having a positive impact not only on your community but also the world in general. >> we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] itchy scalp, meet selsun science. you're history. selsun blue itchy dry scalp. gets to the root of dandruff and hydrates the scalp. selsun blue itchy dry scalp. nearly 1 in 200 americans suffer with the debilitating pain and constant disruption of inflammatory bowel disease. the toll is both physical and emotional. chances are you know someone with ibd. someone like me. i'm amy brenneman and i support the crohn's & colitis foundation of america. ccfa was created to help those with ibd cope and to find a cure. people with ibd can't wait.
Oct 4, 2013 12:00pm PDT
more we are doubling in science and technology. so our new pillars are key. we want to keep growing at 6% and we need to grow at 6% because if we do that before the end of this decade chile might become the first-- hopefully not the only one-- latin american country able to defeat poverty. >> rose: your principle expert is -- >> copper. >> rose: copper, of course. with whom? >> china is by our far our most important trading partner. >> rose: and what do you buy from them? >> you name it. >> rose: everything? >> everything. and we are exporting them mining products also wood and timber and fish and fruits and many things also. so china has become by far our -- the largest trading partner. >> rose: and the relationship is good? >> it is good. we have had a diplomatic relation with china for the last 43 years. actually, chile was the first country that established that with china and we have different systems, of course, but we get along very well. >> rose: is there any limit in what they will export to you or what you might not export to them? >> no. it's a free trade relationship. >> ro
Sep 29, 2013 3:00pm EDT
to and when. >>> and stereotypes with toys. the doll house teaching girls science and technology. it's today's big idea. a whole heck of a lot to get to, but we start on capitol hill where we are at t minus 1 1/2 days now until a very possible government shutdown. i want to bring in kelly o'donnell. when the senate adjourned friday, many went back home. we just heard from ted cruz there on "meet the press" this morning. he said that his colleagues need to hustle back. >> let's talk about the next steps. the next step is the senate needs to act. and right now, the senate is on recess. in my view, harry reid should call the senate back this today. we have a bill in front of us, there a government shutdown in 48 hour.his today. we have a bill in front of us, there a government shutdown in 48 hour.inhis today. we have a bill in front of us, there a government shutdown in 48 hour.we have a bill in front there a government shutdown in 48 hour. i'd love to be back in houston with my two little girls but i'm here in washington, d.c.. >> on cruz's colleagues echoed that today, as well. is
Sep 30, 2013 9:00am EDT
is the science behind the film? (((pkg))) a "thrilling... nerve- shredding... phenomenon -- that's critics describing "gravity." but, when it comes to space movies, it's no secret hollywood can be light on facts and heavy on fiction. "i was in grad school and we went to see the core and there were maybe 20 or so geophysicists in the audience. and i rememeber we were laughing at different times than the rest of the audience." as for the science behind this movie, ucla's dr. jean-luc margot says things are looking up. "from a scientific stand point i thought the movie makers did a very good job. it was based on shuttle servicing mission that has happened. they paid attention to the fact that sound doesn't propogate in space. they also tried hard to portray the conservation of momentum. so, when sandra and george collide with each other they will sort of bounce off with each other. i would give it an a." sandra bullock and george clooney co-star in the 90-minute 3-d epic directed by alfonso cuaron. "the most important thing was to get right the science on the screen." "because the min
Oct 6, 2013 5:00am PDT
his dream and passion. >> science, technology, engineer and math can be cool. >> i think technology are fun in general. the people that are the richest in this country get it from science and technology more times than not, not from necessarily playing sports or the other things. those are also high profile and good. i will tell you it's a lot of fun to sit in my chair and be able to help design bowling balls that 60% of the world uses knowing you're having a positive impact not only on your community but also the world in general. >> we'll be right back. [ male announcer itchy scalp, meet selsun science. you're history. selsun blue itchy dry scalp. gets to the root of dandruff and hydrates the scalp. selsun blue itchy dry scalp. >>> that raps it up for us here at "our world." visit us on the web. follow us on facebook and twitter. thanks for watching. we'll see you next week. the following is a paid advertisement for armando montelongo live events. you're about to meet a man that can change your future now. he is america's top real estate investing expert. he has been featured on t
Sep 29, 2013 2:30pm PDT
. >> meeting adjourned. thank you. >> when the new california academy of sciences opened in 2008, it quickly became one of the top tourist magnets in the city. part of the cal academies' astronomical success is the weekly nightlife party. >> i am joined by helen, who is here to school me on all the nocturnal activities that are getting ready to take place here. tell us a little about what we can expect to see at nightlife. >> we open up the doors every thursday night at the california academy of sciences. there are certain things you can see every week you can go to the museum, visit the planetarium, and we bring in bars and a deejay or band. it is a different feel from during the day, something different every week. tonight , we have beer and music. -- tonight we have great beer and music. it is beer week. we have a dozen local brewers in african hall. we have a deejays to set up throughout the museum and a live performance at 9:00 p.m. tonight. >> what has been your favorite part as a participant or as an observer? >> my favorite part is to walk around the aquarium in to see people
Sep 30, 2013 5:30am EDT
. the vehicle placed a canadian science satellite into orbit, as well as several smaller payloads. the private space flight company's latest model boasts more powerful engines and larger propellant tanks. last year, the falcon nine was the first commercial rocket to successfully deliver an unmanned space capsule to the international space station. coming up on the early edition... the internet is abuzz... over ads encouraging young people to opt out of obamacare. the group responsible for the commericals... and how much they spent. she's got a receipt.just shopped at giant. we're gonna shop for the same items and see the difference. let's shop. on charmin bath tissue you could've saved $2.68. wow! that's amazing! on jiff peanut butter you could've saved 11%. that's awesome. on flintstones vitamins you could've saved over a $1.70. that's incredible. pack full of vitamin savings! big moment. same items at walmart. $146.10. that's a savings of over $17 and 10%. wow. i like that. bring your last grocery receipt to walmart and compare prices. you'll see for yourself. but it wasn't alwa
Sep 29, 2013 11:35pm EDT
am arch campbell. ill nye the science guy hits the floor tomorrow on "dancing with the stars." he suffered a partially torn ligaments in his left leg. it is the battle of the school board going in tomorrow's show. we will be right back.
Oct 6, 2013 10:00am EDT
, moratorium. look, this is what we teach you in science class. it's a hypothesis. if it makes a different, let's do an experiment. go three years with the moratorium, see whether or not it makes a difference and test it with a little bit of empirical evidence. thank you all so much. noah, i'm going to need you to stick around for a little while. up next, the reform that will affect almost every student in this room and in the country. but how much do people really know about it? we're going to get some answers from one of the experts behind the new program being implemented in schools across the nation. >> i'm from metro high school in chicago. i believe that in order for a student to be successful, they must be responsible, determined and be ready to ask questions. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] the new twin turbo xts from cadillac. 410 available horses. ♪ room for four. twice the fun. ♪ ♪ add brand new belongings from nationwide insurance and we'll replace stolen or destroyed items with brand-new versions. we put members first. join the nation. ♪ nationwide is on your
Sep 28, 2013 4:00pm PDT
know, the climate science was not so clear and so on. today there is no excuse for not taking bold, urgent action and to do it in a creative way that gives us a win for the climate but also gives us a win, for example, on jobs and on addressing things like economic development. >> in that context, take the arctic. you have said that it's insane to drill in the arctic. why? >> well, the very fact that drilling in the arctic is even a possibility today in the parts where they're drilling is precisely as a result of the burning of fossil fuels, of burning coal, oil and gas, right? you know, it wouldn't have been possible -- the arctic is melting in the summer months, and last year when i was there in the arctic, the day that the world record for the lowest minimum ice levels ever recorded in human history was last year, august. now, you know, i say to my american friends always -- you know how americans have this saying which says "what happens in vegas stays in vegas"? i say, unfortunately, what happens in the arctic does not stay in the arctic. >> how so? >> because the arctic serve
Search Results 0 to 49 of about 679 (some duplicates have been removed)